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Ben Adams


San Jose, CA, USA

Benjamin C. Adams

Ben is Vice President, Legal for PayPal and leads PayPal’s Regional legal teams across the Globe, as well as providing legal support for Stategy, Corporate Development and Business Development.  Ben is based in San Jose, CA.

Prior to joining PayPal in late 2015, Ben was Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation and led the legal support for Microsoft’s consumer segment, including a broad array of devices, services and software.  Ben also had a diverse career with Nokia from 2007-14, leading Nokia’s legal teams across South America, North America, and India, as well as running Nokia’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions legal team from 2007 to 2010. 

Ben is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Law and was in private practice with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP having been resident in their Washington D.C, London and NY offices advising primarily on corporate transactional and securities laws.

Ben lives in Los Gatos, CA with his wife and three daughters.  He enjoys being outdoors in his spare time and is an avid tennis player, road biker and skier.


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